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Single panel cartoons are exactly what they're called... a cartoon made up of just one panel. These single panel cartoons generally contain practically any style of art imaginable along with a gag or punchline. Successful single panel cartoons usually have the gag or punchline in the forefront and the art must simply compliment.

Here's an example of a single panel cartoon:

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Single panel cartoons can be found practically everywhere! Newspapers, magazines, advertisements... even on the web! The reason is because they're simple, independent, can cover any genre or topic and easily gets the point of humor across quickly.

Now that you know what a single panel cartoon is... it's time to work on your very own single panel cartoon! :D What we'll do here is agree on a subject matter/topic to make a cartoon about, set a deadline and let your imagination and creativity run wild!!! Writers and artists may do this on their own or may team-up if you like. The object is to make it as funny as possible with art that supports the punchline/gag. Your cartoon can be done in black & white or color. Just post your finished comic here in the wiki by the subject matter/topic's deadline. We'll then enjoy reading everyones cartoons, openly discuss and constructively crit them all in the comment section below afterwords. :) The experience should be fun, entertaining and educational. Thus is the theory of a workshop! :)

To see past cartoons from this workshop... visit the TCW - Single Panel Cartoon Archive wiki! :)

Most recent single panel cartoon challenge:

Cartoon #3
Subject: Snowmen
Anything you want to do with snowmen... just be sure your cartoon has at least two snowmen in it to make it a bit more challenging.
Deadline: Sunday, June 21th, 2009

Post your 'toons here along with your name...

1.[Sir. Robert]
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2.[XxTsomexX]
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3.[Hendercrazy]
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4.[iippo]
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Current cartoon challenge:

Cartoon #4
Subject: Dwarves & Elves
Challenge: Any true fantasy lover knows that dwarves and elves don't exactly "get along" (except when they have a common foe threatening their existence). The challenge is to show us just how heated and/or bitter their rivalry can get! Must have a background in this one as well!
Deadline: Saturday, July 25th, 2009 (Three full weeks!)

Post your 'toons here along with your name...

1. [Hendercrazy]
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2. [Sir. Robert]
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2008-08-17 [Yncke]: Wow. That's a very tight deadline to come up with a punch line... O.o

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: I just tossed up a deadline to get this rolling. Got any suggestions for a realistic deadline [Yncke]?

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: No. *grin*

2008-08-17 [Nocturnaliss]: Hey, if you need a punchline, I might have one XD seriously. It's a neat competition.

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: Say four weeks instead of two then? *scratches skull* That's a whole month to put one single panel cartoon together. :)

2008-08-17 [Nocturnaliss]: That's far more realistic :3

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: Sounds good, because I've already got some deadlines on 31st of august. (People tend to prefer the end of the month for deadlines, for some reason :P )

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: Thanks, [Nocturnaliss], if I fail to come up with one, I'll come puppy-eyeing you. :)

2008-08-17 [Nocturnaliss]: No problem, I'll keep the idea fresh in the freezer of my mind ^_^

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: This comment section is already booming! Woohoo!!!!!! :P

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: And the only thing up yet is a single magnificent one panel comic to scare everyone away, who would have thought it. ;) :P

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: Really? Do you think the example is overkill? I mean, funny you mention that... because that's why I made The Comic Workshop logo with a stick person... to encouage folks of all levels of writing and art to not feel intimidated. Then, I never thought about it for this page. O_O Maybe I should do a stick figure example to keep it consistent with the logo theme?

2008-08-17 [Nocturnaliss]: ... I think [Yncke] was being sarcastic, but I could be wrong... XD

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: [Nocturnaliss] is right, that's why I threw two smileys after my comment. ;)

2008-08-17 [Nocturnaliss]: The smileys did give it away << XD

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: It shows how tricky written conversation can be. :s It was absolutely no criticism on your choice of example, [Hendercrazy], it was meant as a praise for it. :)

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: Ahhh... it's late... I'm tired... yet can't sleep. My mind isn't comprehending like it should be. XD

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: I'm just excited to any and all that participate! There are so many funny and creative people here in Elftown! Looking forward to the lunacy. :D

2008-08-17 [Yncke]: *counts* Yes, it is getting rather late at your side. O.o Or is the term 'early' more appropriate? :P

I'm looking forward to it too!

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: Well, it was "early" an hour or so ago. Now, it's getting to be late early. XD :P

2008-08-17 [deeterhi]: dragons....hmmm.....I'll see what I can come up with....

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: Welcome to the 'shop [deeterhi]! :)

2008-08-17 [Hendercrazy]: I've pushed the deadline back to give folks plenty of time to make their cartoon. :)

2008-08-18 [deeterhi]: A mighty fine workshop it is. It reminds me of being back at art school :)

2008-08-19 [Hendercrazy]: I'm just curious to see what you and everybody else comes up with! :D There's plenty of wackiness in Elftown! :)

2008-08-24 [Hendercrazy]: I've thought out my cartoon finally... now I just need to sketch around a bit and thumbnail it out. :)

2008-08-25 [Yncke]: ROFL at [deeterhi]'s dragon's expression.

2008-08-25 [Hendercrazy]: XD XD XD That's brilliantly hilarious [deeterhi]! I whole heartedly agree with [Yncke] on the dragon's expression! Priceless! :P However, the dragon in the background obviously didn't care for where their game was headed whatsoever. O_O Not sure I'd ever go enter a championship chess match with a dragon. Lol! Great job on the complimentary style and coloring as well!

2008-08-26 [Nocturnaliss]: Hahaha that really is hilarious XD I pity the Dragon. Cuz... just, lookit him. Aww. So cool!

2008-08-26 [deeterhi]: :P it's always a gamble with your life when you enter a duel with a dragon :)

2008-08-28 [Paul Doyle]: Yes!!!!!!

*watches wiki*

2008-08-28 [Paul Doyle]: Wait till that dragon takes on Chewbacca in holo-chess. [deeterhi] you are intensely talented and don't let anyone dissuade you from your artwork! (Been through that with my own father lately . . . grrr)

2008-08-28 [deeterhi]: Thanks [Paul Doyle] I get plenty of guff from my entire family about this career in art I'm trying to pursue, but I try not to let it get to me:)

2008-09-10 [Hendercrazy]: Just a friendly reminder that there's two and a half weeks left before the dragon cartoon deadline!!! :D

2008-09-10 [Hendercrazy]: I'm working on mine as we speak. Working on finishing up the line art and color will be next! :P

2008-09-10 [Yncke]: Yes... :s *shakes the pidgeon food* coooome come come, punchline, coooome come come!

2008-09-10 [Hendercrazy]: Lol! Writer's block [Yncke]? XD

2008-09-10 [Yncke]: I've never done a single panel comic. Can you have a block on something you don't know how to do? :)

2008-09-10 [Hendercrazy]: That's a good question. :) Are you just simply not able to come up with a punchline or gag? Or have you created one and you're just not sure how to execute it?

2008-09-10 [Yncke]: The first one. Well, I have one, but it's not very funny, so I'm hoping a better one will come along. Otherwise, I'll do the not so very funny one... :|

2008-09-10 [Hendercrazy]: Do you think you can take your current one to a higher or crazier level? Perhaps exaggerate, twist or bend your existing gag so that it becomes even more funny, wacky or ridiculous? Do you think you can tweak the words, lines, actions or reactions to amp it up more into the funny zone?

2008-09-10 [Yncke]: My main worry is that it's too... engineery to be funny for everyone. :)

2008-09-13 [Nocturnaliss]: I'd propose to help you, [Yncke], because I'm pretty good at that 'high and crazy' fun/stupidity XD I'm already near done with my own panel, just gotta finish up the lineart on m'Dragon... so, if you'd like, I could << I promise not to steal your idea o.o XD

2008-09-13 [Yncke]: That's incredibly kind of you, [Nocturnaliss], but I think I'd like to figure out what I can do on my own, if you see what I mean. But thank you very much. ;)

2008-09-13 [Hendercrazy]: Don't forget that we'll each be critiquing, commenting and discussing everyone's cartoons after the deadline. Hence... the workshop part. XP

2008-09-13 [Hendercrazy]: BTW... I've already discussed it with [Mordigen]... but anyone who'd like their cartoon to appear in The Town Herald (Issue #18) please just let me know in the forum here! I'm head comic guy for the Herald and would love to add these to the upcoming issue! :D

2008-09-15 [Nocturnaliss]: I understand all about wanting to get things done on your own [Yncke] XD I just can't help but offer help... it's compulsive o.o XD. I'm definitely curious to see what you'll make of it X3

2008-09-20 [deeterhi]: I hope it's all right I changed mine. I wasn't a hundred percent happy with the coloring on the previous gag cartoon.

2008-09-20 [Nocturnaliss]: ... that Dragon is scary, [deeterhi]. XD;

2008-09-20 [deeterhi]: he's just a kid :P

2008-09-20 [Nocturnaliss]: Which makes him scarier! Look at his face of ebil. XD

2008-09-20 [Hendercrazy]: If you wish to do multiples... that's fine by me! The more the merrier. Thou... I'd love to see you keep the original one up as well. :)

2008-09-20 [deeterhi]: I'd rather not leave up the other one though ^^ That's why I drew a new one :)

2008-09-20 [Hendercrazy]: *tears up missing the first one* XD :P ;)

2008-09-20 [Nocturnaliss]: ... but the other one was so cool. ;____;

2008-09-21 [deeterhi]: okay okay. I'll put the other one back up, but I'm gonna first tweak the colors a bit since I wasn't too happy with them.

2008-09-21 [Yncke]: Yay! I laughed hard with the first one too! ;)

2008-09-23 [deeterhi]: ooh less than a week left. I can't wait to see what everyone else does.

2008-09-26 [Hendercrazy]: Three days left! Still working on mine. I'll be a last minute poster. :P

2008-09-26 [Paul Doyle]: I'm afraid I'm not going to make the deadline. Far too much real-life stuff happening, of late :/

2008-09-26 [Nocturnaliss]: I don't think I'll have time to color mine, since color and I aren't good friends << XD so... black & white it is (also, yes, I know there are many errors of perspective and suches :3;).

2008-09-27 [deeterhi]: heheh, that's cute [Nocturnaliss] :) I wonder which is the endangered species :)

2008-09-27 [Nocturnaliss]: Thank you XD and, that's the idea.

2008-09-28 [Yncke]: Another one's coming too...

Edit: The drawbridge one is more for sillyness than for real. :)

2008-09-28 [Hendercrazy]: Awesome to see folks posting! :D

Does anyone want more time? Since we only have a few contributers... I'm willing to extend the the deadline. I'd even love a bit more time for mine as I've worked my second job on emergency call the last two weeks.

2008-09-29 [Hendercrazy]: I went ahead and posted what I had to meet the deadline... but I'm still going to go back and finish it later. :)

If anyone wants more time... deadline will be the end of Monday. Then we'll begin our discussion on the cartoons thereafter. :)

2008-09-29 [Yncke]: Okay, I'll see if I can clear up the drawbridge this evening. No promises. :)

2008-09-29 [SilverFire]: Can I jump in at a different point? I really love this idea, but I just don't have a single idea for a one-panel cartoon. ._.

2008-09-30 [Hendercrazy]: Sure thing [SilverFire]. :) What comic stuff interests you? Comic strips? Web comics? Comic book pages? I just started off with single panel cartoons since it'd be quicker to start and get folks involved.

2008-09-30 [Hendercrazy]: Alright! :) It appears that all of the entries for Cartoon #1 are now officially in... so it's time to chime-in on all of the cartoons. ;)

Please keep it clean and constructive. Anyone can grade the comics. Just be sure to grade ALL of them please if you do! Keeps it fair for all contributors! :D

2008-09-30 [Hendercrazy]:
[deeterhi]

First comic.

Punchline: A-
Use of Subject Matter: A
Complimentary Artwork: A+

Final Grade: A

Comments: I loved the idea of a chess championship! :) The reaction of the dragon losing is quite funny. The reaction of the dragon in the background is priceless! XD Maybe this should've been in the forefront? This has everything to do with dragons too. The artwork supports the punchline and brings a wonderful atmosphere. :D Color takes this one over the top. Great job!

Second comic.

Punchline: B+
Use of Subject Matter: A
Complimentary Artwork: B

Final Grade: B+

Comments: The baby dragon playing with it's food is good stuff. XD The artwork once again is very nice! Great style. :) Showing more of the scene (and the mother dragon) might have given this one a chance to bring even more punch to the punchline and overall comic? Good job.

[Nocturnaliss]

Punchline: B+
Use of Subject Matter: B
Complimentary Artwork: C+

Final Grade: B-

Comments: The idea is funny and makes you think too! :) :P The lettering in the signs were a little hard to read. Making them more legible would really help out the delivery of the punchline more. ;) It's very artful overall. A slightly different angle of this scene would likely bring the overall comic out more (instead of the straight-on shot) as well as the subject matter. Good job!

[Yncke]

First comic.

Punchline: C
Use of Subject Matter: C-
Complimentary Artwork: B

Final Grade: C

Comments: The artwork stands out the most here. Lovely castle design! :D While the punchline of the cartoon is funny... it versus the actual subject matter doesn't overall relate. Especially since you had to tell us dragons were on the flags. The comic needs to be able to speak for itself. Perhaps if there were some dragons in the courtyard this would've had some better punch? This one had great effort... just needs work on the selling of the punchline and making it more clear cut. Nice effort. :)

Second comic.

Punchline: B-
Use of Subject Matter: C-
Complimentary Artwork: B+

Final Grade: B-/C+

Comments: Really good art. :) The punchline is pretty darn funny after doing the math (Dwarf + big frickin' battle axe + ladder = Dragon head chopper offer). :P The selling point being the ladder and the ridiculousness of him using it. XD Just not sure how many folks will do the math to really get it. Perhaps having him stand in between two serious, taller, obviously more experienced and heavily armored dragonslayers would amp this one up a notch or two? Good work though. The thinking on this one is good. The delivery needs more umph. :)

2008-09-30 [Hendercrazy]: BTW... I need to know who all wants their comic(s) to appear in upcoming issue the Herald or not! I need to know today! Thanks! :D

2008-09-30 [Yncke]: Could you elaborate on the A-B-C system, please? I know of at least two interpretations of A-B-C (one of them also involving a D, and the other needing a D and an E as well). :)

The design of the castle is not entirely mine, it's from a reference I found that came close enough to what I wanted.

Could you elaborate how the second comic doesn't stick to the subject? I know the first one has migrated far away from dragons, but since the second one gets the same letter as the first one, I assume it is just as bad as the first one, while a dragonslayer seems to be quite close to the topic, no?

A line up would have worked a lot better, indeed.

The herald is fine by me. The more comics in there, the better. ;)

2008-09-30 [deeterhi]: I'm not gonna put a grade on anyone's artwork, but I am going to give my comments and critiques :)

[Nocturnaliss]- I thought this was a very cute comic. I got the joke right away. The main problem I see is that there isn't enough information in the drawing itself to know that the little guy is sitting inside of a dragon as opposed to any other kind of monster. The problem being since the topic is about dragons. The lettering didn't bother me. Since you weren't going to add color and because the style is so simplistic, it would have been nice to see some shades of gray in there to help give more depth to the image.

[Yncke]- I got the joke to the first one more than I understood the second one. I didn't feel like there was any great significance placed on the ladder and how it related to the punchline. In both cases, though I think it would have helped if there was more information in the drawings (in the environment/atmosphere, just some other kind of clue that would expand on the ideas you already have.) I think the drawings look great, though. I just wish the jokes were stronger.

[Hendercrazy]- Nice concept. As a side note, it would be interesting to know what the knight was trying to get at in the mousetrap. It's not that important. The joke works without that bit of information though. Because of the style you are working in, I would say the anatomy needs some more work. The female dragon's left hand looks huge, and though you were probably thinking that it should be because that hand is higher and more in the forefront compared to her other hand, it's a little extreme. The way her right hand is bending looks unnatural. The male all around looks better than the female dragon. The knight could use some bents, something to show pressure being put on him. Right now, it looks like he can easily slip out of that trap. There is a nice composition. The focus of the gag is the knight in the mousetrap and he is almost exactly in the middle of the image. I, also, think the expression in the female dragon could have been something else, either disgusted or annoyed or something. As it is, it's exactly like the male dragon's (kind of angry with a smile). If it were something more to the nature of women, the joke would have been even funnier.

As another side note, it's fine with me if you want to use my gag cartoons for the herald.

2008-09-30 [Nocturnaliss]: [deeterhi], I know, mine had a lot of flaws... I kind of had to rush it, because otherwise it wouldn't have gotten done XD I'd intended on adding cracks in the teeth and shininess to the armour and... yeah, I honestly rushed it. I also know it doesn't look like a Dragon's mouth... the more I tried adding to the mouth, the more it detracted from what was going on, so I gave up XD thanks for the critics, I do appreciate knowing these things.

Also: woohoo, B-. XD [Hendercrazy], I know, the lettering's not all that easy to read... did my best to bring it out. Again, I rushed it. Next time, I'll get things done way more ahead of time. XD

(also, forgive if I don't comment on other cartoons right away... have lots of things on my RL-platter right now).

2008-09-30 [SilverFire]: Perhaps in Yncke's second comic the word 'overlooked' would have been better than 'ignored', since that would pun more on his height?

2008-10-01 [Hendercrazy]: [Yncke]: I'm using the A,B,C,D,F scale. A the best. F the worst.

As for the second comic... there is a dragon connection. :) I'm just saying that some folks may not make the ladder to the dragon relation. Fantasy fans are likely to get it... but the general populace needs the concept drawn out (connect the dots so-to-speak) for them a bit to understand and interpret. One of the hardest things with cartoons is to satisfy the genre specific audience while still making it work for the general audience too. Hope that makes sense. :)

[deeterhi]: Some great points! :) I kind of tossed mine up still being worked on. I'll be sure to correct a lot of those points when I ink and color the comic. ;)

I'll be putting everyone's cartoon in the Herald then. Thanks for the feedbacks! :D

2008-10-01 [Hendercrazy]: Great job once again to all of you that contributed on the first cartoon!! It was awesome to see what all everyone came up with! :D Even had some COLOR thanks to [deeterhi]! ;) I think the first effort here was overall successful. :)

Now to keep this going. We need a subject, topic or theme for the second one.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? XD

2008-10-02 [deeterhi]: ummm, hmmmm.......topic.........

a gag cartoon inspired by/based on a famous painting?
knights you wouldn't want to rescue you?
goblins!?

i don't know........

2008-10-04 [Yncke]: Ah! Now I know of three A-B-C systems. :) (No E? Poor thing, being left out like that.) Thanks, [Hendercrazy], with your system, C isn't as bad as in the systems I know.

I suppose the target audience in this case *is* fantasy fans. :P But yes, it makes very much sense, it only makes it even more difficult than it already is.

Yes, [SilverFire], that would have worked so much better! O.o

Topics... hm... death picks up a deceased? Unlikely fantasy situations?

2008-10-04 [Hendercrazy]: Yep [Yncke]... no "E"! I know, it's a ridiculous system. Can you tell it's an american grading system? XD I don't know why it got replaced by the letter F. *shrugs and scratches skull with you* :P Maybe I'll do a 1 - 10 system here on out. The reason I'm doing a grading system is because it tends to be easier to tell folks where there strong points are and weak points are even if they don't get my following comments and crits. :)

Pretty good suggestions so far! Let's toss a few more out and then we'll pick one. :)

2008-10-09 [Jeccabee]: F = fail. I think that's why it was replaced. There were E's in elementary school but that meant excellent. It was on a different grading system. E, S, N, F (excellent, satisfactory, needs work, fail).

2008-10-09 [Jeccabee]: this is a cool contest btw...cant wait to see the next comic idea!

2008-10-09 [Hendercrazy]: You're more than welcome to join us [Jeccabee] for cartoon #2 as well as toss out any ideas for it you might have! :) We've yet to finalize on a subject. :D

2008-10-09 [Jeccabee]: I'll try to think of something and get back to ya. :)

2008-10-22 [deeterhi]: Here are some more ideas, take 'em or leave 'em :)

1. childhood fantasies
2. daily life
3. "If I were a super hero..."
4. mom's mystery meat

...

2008-10-22 [Jeccabee]: I like number 3!

2008-10-22 [Hendercrazy]: The third one is good! :) Everyone want to go with that one for comic #2?

Also, since I'm kind gearing this workshop as a sneaky way to generate more comics into the Town Herald... how about a Christmas (anything goes) one for comic #3?

2008-10-23 [Yncke]: Okidoki. :)

2008-10-23 [Hendercrazy]: So thus far we have:

Comic #2: "If I were a super hero..."

Four Yays / Zero Nays


Comic #3: Christmas (anything goes)

Two Yays / Zero Nays

:)

2008-10-23 [deeterhi]: sounds good to me too :)

2008-10-23 [Jeccabee]: yup

2009-04-27 [Sunrose]: Okay let's see a new single panel already, I've been watching this thing for a while now :P

2009-04-27 [Hendercrazy]: It's my bad that this wiki froze in time. Basically, I left Elftown for awhile to help some friends out on a comic project and also work on some personal things too. Since my recent return here... I've been fully focused on the new Spazznik wiki. :\

I'll see if I can get this puppy fired back up! If anyone is still interested that is. :)

Cartoon #2
Subject: "If I were a superhero..."
Something imagining itself as a superhero. Let your imagination go wild! :D
Deadline: Saturday, May 9th, 2009

2009-04-27 [Sunrose]: I'm going to watch that too then :P

Perhaps I can do some promotion as well! :)

2009-04-29 [Lothuriel]: This is amazing!

2009-04-30 [Hendercrazy]: Hey! Thanks for the advertisement [Sunrose]! Very kind of you. :D

Welcome to all who are new to the wiki! :D

2009-05-05 [Hendercrazy]: Hey guys... I'm going to be offline soon for a few weeks. I have persisting computer issues I've been trying to get fixed with the kind help from my brother, but it looks like it needs to go to my local computer shop to get things entirely fixed and back to normal. I'll still be here for our Cartoon #2 deadline though! Looking forward to seeing your cartoons!!! :D I've been penciling on mine. :)

2009-05-05 [Lothuriel]: We'll be here waitin'!

2009-05-05 [Hendercrazy]: Thanks [Lothuriel]! :D Don't know if anyone else will even be doing one. *shrugs* Guess we'll see, eh?

2009-05-05 [Sunrose]: Perhaps advertise Cartoon#2 on the wiki, so it doesn't disappear in the comments? :)

2009-05-06 [Lothuriel]: I can also advertise this in comics

2009-05-07 [Hendercrazy]: Alrighty... Cartoon #2 info now posted in the wiki as well! Anyone wanting to try their hand at a cartoon now have the subject matter and a deadline to try to hit. Plenty of time as it's not due until Saturday! :D Let's see how creative and wacky you all can be! :P

2009-05-10 [Hendercrazy]: I'm extending the deadline for Cartoon #2 to tomorrow (Sunday, May 10th)! So you all have one more day to work on your cartoon if you still need time to finish up! :D

2009-05-10 [Hendercrazy]: Mine is finished and up! :)

2009-06-06 [Hendercrazy]: Does anyone have any suggestions for a third installment? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? << >> :)

2009-06-06 [Sir. Robert]: Snowmen...because they are cool, literally?

2009-06-07 [Hendercrazy]: Hey, snowmen is an excellent idea!!! That just might even help inspire some other folks to jump in on this one and give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion [Sir. Robert]! :D

2009-06-07 [Hendercrazy]: Third comic challenge is up! Two week deadline! Let's try to get some more cartoons up this time around... shall we? Looking forward to having some other contributors. ;)

2009-06-07 [stuffAEAmade]: snowmen xD *remembering all the Calvin & Hobbes strips involving snowmen*

2009-06-08 [Sir. Robert]: I was a Calvin and Hobbes addict...and I remember all the great demented snowman scenes :P

2009-06-08 [deeterhi]: Peanuts had some great snowmen jokes as well :D

2009-06-08 [XxTsomexX]: im gonna put one up... though it may not be that good lol

2009-06-08 [Sunrose]: Whoo two entries :D

2009-06-09 [Hendercrazy]: Wow! Great job guys! :D Very funny stuff! :P Awesome to see some more folks hop on board with this. :) Thanks [Sir. Robert] and [XxTsomexX]!!!

Yeah, those Calvin and Hobbes snowmen strips were pure warped and hysterical genius!

2009-06-16 [Hendercrazy]: Just a quick reminder that the Snowmen cartoon is due this Sunday! Let your funny and art hang out! :D :P XD

2009-06-16 [Sir. Robert]: Can I upload another if I happen to get bored between now and Sunday?

Edit: Nvm...I got bored

2009-06-16 [Hendercrazy]: XD Sure! :) The more cartoons the better! :D Love the classic ACME steamroller machine! LMAO! XD

I'll have mine up on Sunday. Hope others continue to join in on the fun! Once again... thanks to all who contribute and keep this wiki stirring. ;)

2009-06-20 [Sir. Robert]: ...I finally got the drawbridge one! It took me a while, but about 4 beers in I looked at the drawbridge and realized it was on backwards ;P

2009-06-21 [Hendercrazy]: It's that time again for a friendly reminder! :D Cartoon #3 is due today! So put those finishing touches in gear and post 'em up in the wiki! [Sir. Robert] and [XxTsomexX] have already put up some funny cartoons! :P XD

I've some work left to do on mine as well. :)

2009-06-21 [Sir. Robert]: If I get back from bowling I will finish a last one to get rid of the steamroller ;P

2009-06-22 [Hendercrazy]: Love the lost kid in the giant snowball! XD Good stuff [Sir. Robert]! Also, I edited the page and put all of your cartoons together. ;)

Got my comic up with an hour to spare! :) I ended up not having much time tonight to give it full color. o_O

2009-06-22 [Sir. Robert]: lmao...yellow snow, my favorite flavor ;)

2009-06-22 [Sir. Robert]: I really wanted another 2 panels to work with because the steamroller was part of a 3 panel idea which would involve a police crime scene and a snowman "body" chalked into the asphalt :S

These single panel cartoons are hard because you have to tell an entire story with one picture and some text. I also need to improve my art... (quality not quantity)

2009-06-22 [Hendercrazy]: Each style of comic format certainly has it's own set of challenges. The single panel cartoons really force you to literally put it all out there for the reader in one shot to sell the punchline. It's really good practice for thinking out figures and scene layouts. :D This kind of practice on artistic vision will really help to build a solid foundation for your art. Quality and style will come with lots of practice, patience and fine tuning. :)

Perhaps it's time to start up the three panel comic strip? << >> <<

2009-06-24 [Sir. Robert]: I was guessing that the comic was a Monty Python reference, but to make sure I checked the name you uploaded it with :P

"Well, that's no ordinary rabbit. That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on."

2009-06-24 [iippo]: Sounds like you've had too much Monty Python too :P
http://xkcd.com/16/ :P

2009-06-24 [Sir. Robert]: LOL! ...That comic makes me feel bad for being able to quote 90% of the Holy Grail :S

I watched Life of Brian, Holy Grail, and finished with a Flying Circus marathon. I don't believe anyone could have too much Monty Python :)

2009-06-24 [iippo]: I think the entire xkcd is meant to make its readers feel bad about a whole lot of stuff.

2009-06-24 [Hendercrazy]: Funny stuff [iippo]! :D Welcome to the fray! :P

Looks like I should probably archive the current cartoons so we can make room for the next cartoon.

Anyone want to toss some possible topics for Cartoon #4?

2009-06-25 [Sir. Robert]: Bananas, "Awkward" Moments, Jokes Gone Horribly Wrong, Death by Falling Objects, Quirks/Excessive Compulsive, Electricity, ________'s on a plane, 3 Wishes, Bad Inventions ...I could go on for days :P

Btw...Are we going to workshop the comics at all?

2009-07-02 [Hendercrazy]: Anyone may crit or comment on the cartoons at anytime... feel free to jump in. :D I just haven't had the time to yet. ;)

I'm hoping to work on putting together a fun (but still meaningful) grading point system soon that we all can use to grade each cartoon on a general consensus. Then, if anyone wants to elaborate further on any specific aspects of each cartoon... may still do so. :D How does that sound?

2009-07-03 [Sir. Robert]: Sounds good, but only if you have "free time" :P

You should toss up another deadline so I have something to do while avoiding work.

2009-07-03 [Hendercrazy]: Older cartoons from the workshop have been moved over to the TCW - Single Panel Cartoon Archive wiki. :D

2009-07-03 [Hendercrazy]: Cartoon #4 challenge is up!!! :D

2009-07-16 [Sir. Robert]: ok...now that I have wasted the first week, I have 2 weeks to make a submission :)

2009-07-16 [Hendercrazy]: Me too [Sir. Robert]! :P

2009-07-16 [Sir. Robert]: What do you mean by "background" for this comic...

2009-07-16 [Hendercrazy]: Something that resembles placement or an environment of some sort. It doesn't have to be an elaborate background... or even fill the entire space. Just amping up the artistic challenge of it a bit. :)

2009-07-16 [Sir. Robert]: ok...I will keep at it ;)

2009-07-23 [Hendercrazy]: Just a quick reminder... Cartoon #4 is due this Saturday! :)

2009-07-25 [Hendercrazy]: My cartoon is up! You still have the rest of the day today to get yours completed and tossed into the wiki. Cheers! :)

2009-07-26 [Sir. Robert]: I should have mine finished and posted by midnight :P ...I left town yesterday and had little time to do the details, but I will post something :)

2009-07-26 [Sir. Robert]: Well...only 6 and 1/2 hour late, but at least it is pretty much finished :) Elftown was being crabby!

2009-07-26 [pixish]: haha, I like that one Sir. Robert :)

2009-07-26 [Hendercrazy]: LMAO!!! Awesome idea with the lemonade stands [Sir. Robert]! Not only was it funny... but I love the fact that the dwarven stand is a cut down tree and the elven stand pokes direct fun at their skill/size. :P

2009-07-26 [Sir. Robert]: Thank you :)

Competition = Lemonade Stands when I was a kid...nobody made any real money, but there was rivalry

2009-07-27 [Sir. Robert]: The thought of the dwarf in a full body cast is amazingly funny :P I love how much action you are able to fit into a single frame and how even a simple background can add so much to the comic.

2009-08-21 [Sir. Robert]: I am seriously considering making a comic for the paper my university publishes daily. They are pretty desperate for comics, and most of the artists who have a comic there are stealing content from web comics like xkcd and reposing it with their own images. Now all I need is to make 75 three panel comics to submit :P

2009-08-31 [Hendercrazy]: Go for it [Sir. Robert]! :)

2010-11-12 [pixish]: You guys should submit some of these to The Town Herald as Guest submissions :) [Sir. Robert], you could submit them into the humour section since you're already a heralder :p

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